Not meeting those diet recommendations? Here’s some help

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A new study found that American adults have better diets compared to years past, which is good news for cancer prevention. People are eating more whole grains and drinking fewer sugary beverages, for example.

Yet when looking at how our diets compare to what’s recommended, we actually have a long way to go (see chart). Here’s a few ways you can eat healthier – while eating a cancer-protective diet. Read more… “Not meeting those diet recommendations? Here’s some help”

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    Study, “Moderation” May Lead to Overeating

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    What do you think is a moderate amount of pizza? I would say 1-2 slices, but I can bet that my 20-year-old brother would say the whole pizza. Eating food in moderation has become a common piece of advice for weight-maintenance and weight-loss. Being a healthy weight is the most important thing you can do to prevent cancer, after not smoking, according to AICR research.

    But, there is no set definition of moderation. It can vary from person to person, including the amount of food and how often to eat it. New research published in the journal Appetite looked at just that – how people define moderation and how that affects their eating habits. Read more… “Study, “Moderation” May Lead to Overeating”

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      Make-Ahead Healthy Pasta Salad, Perfect for Cookouts

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      Memorial Day is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to start planning a cookout staple: pasta salad. Traditional pasta salad made with mayonnaise and white pasta is heavy and high in saturated fat and refined carbohydrates. But it’s actually an easy dish to lighten up — in calories and taste — with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Making the pasta whole wheat also adds fiber, which is known to reduce cancer risk and keep you full for longer.

      The vibrant colorful ingredients make this Spring Pasta Salad pop and the flavor improves as it sits. You can store it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days and use for leftover lunches or dinners. It is hearty enough to be served as a main, but also pairs well with grilled shrimp or salmon.

      File_003This pasta salad includes some springtime favorites of mine: asparagus and fava beans. Read more… “Make-Ahead Healthy Pasta Salad, Perfect for Cookouts”

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